Spain

Concentrated Solar Power New Builts to Revive in Spain

Spain’s National Energy and Climate Program (PNIEC) is expected to restart the development and construction of CSP projects that have been silent for 7 years, with up to new 5GW of CSP installed capacity to be added in the local energy matrix from 2020 to 2030. This news is like [...]

2020-09-23T11:53:54+00:0023-09-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Xavier Lara on How Spain’s Q4 Auction Can Achieve the 5 GW of Concentrated Solar Power it Wants

Spain’s National Energy and Climate Plan, the PNIEC (Plan Nacional de Industria, Energia y Clima) includes a desired 5 GW of Concentrated Solar Power added to its existing 2.3 GW, with 2.5 GW in a first tranche from 2021 to 2025 and a second 2.5 GW from 2026 to [...]

2020-09-17T18:31:32+00:0017-09-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Sener sells three Concentrated Solar Power plants in Seville and Cádiz to the Qualitas fund

Q-Energy, the energy investment vehicle of Qualitas Equity (former Fotowatio investor), has bought from Sener and Masdar -subsidiary of Mubadala- the Concentrated Solar Power Torresol Energy Investments S.A. (“Torresol Energy”), owner of three solar thermal plants in Spain with a total capacity of 120 MW located in Seville and [...]

Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power generation accounted for 3.56% of total electricity production in Spain in August

Solar thermal energy in August reached 745 GWh, 5% more than the average of the last four years. Concentrated Solar Power energy in August has exceeded the average monthly electricity generation since 2015 by 5%, reaching 745 gigawatt hours (GWh), according to data from Red Eléctrica (Source: REE) collected by [...]

The demand for electricity in Spain decreases 2.4% in August

37.8% of the monthly generation was of renewable origin: wind energy 15.8%, concentrated solar power 3.5% and photovoltaic 8%. 61.2% was produced from technologies that do not emit equivalent CO2. The demand for electricity decreased in the Balearic Islands by 19.7% and in the Canary Islands by 8% compared [...]

2020-09-03T11:04:45+00:0003-09-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , , |

TSK sells its La Africana concentrated solar power plant to the Q-Energy fund

TSK has agreed to sell its solar power plants in operation in Spain to Q-Energy, Qualitas Equity's renewable asset fund manager. The company chaired by Sabino García Vallina has thus transferred a part of its subsidiary Esersa, for which a year ago it explored the possibility of going public. Specifically, [...]

Concentrated Solar Power reaches 796 GWh generated in July in Spain, 10% more than last year

Solar thermal energy has reached 796 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity generation in July, which represents 10% more than in the same month last year, according to data from Red Eléctrica (REE) collected by the Spanish Association for Promotion of the Thermosolar Industry (Protermosolar). In addition, this Concentrated Solar Power [...]

Demand for electrical energy in Spain falls 3.8% in July

Demand for electrical energy in Spain fell by 3.8% in July: wind energy produced 37.9%, concentrated solar power 3.5% and photovoltaic 7.9%   The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands by 26.8% and in the Canary Islands by 9.4% compared to the same month of 2019. Solar [...]

Concentrated Solar Power: the only renewable alternative to night power supply

The solar thermal industry wants to differentiate itself from photovoltaic with storage: "Our energy is up to ten times cheaper". Spain occupies the first place in the world in installed concentrating solar power capacity, with 2.3 GW of a world total of 6.2 GW, and also concentrates the greatest know-how [...]

Protermosolar asks the spanish government for specific renewable technology auctions

With this type of auction, the growth of each technology could be guaranteed to comply with the PNIEC and monitor the evolution of the cost of each one. Another option would be to promote auctions by definition of dispatch profiles or exclusive generation windows. The Spanish Association for the Promotion [...]

Gonzalo Martín, general secretary of Protermosolar «I am fully confident that Spain can once again become the world Concentrating Solar Power leader»

The new Secretary General of Protermosolar is convinced that Concentrating Solar Power is the cornerstone to achieve the complete decarbonization of the Spanish energy system, by ensuring massive energy storage and providing firm and planned back-up for intermittent renewable sources like photovoltaic and wind energy. He also believes that [...]

Spain’s electricity demand falls 8.5% in June

Wind energy power represented 17.3%, concentrated solar power 3.9% and photovoltaic 9.2%. Spain’s electricity demand fell 8.5% in June. 43.9% of the monthly generation was from renewable sources and 63.5% were produced from technologies that do not emit CO2 equivalent. The demand for electrical energy decreased in the Balearic Islands [...]

Protermosolar celebrates the publication for public consultation of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies in Spain

The Spanish Association for the Promotion of the Solar Thermal Industry (Protermosolar) celebrates the publication for public consultation by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge of the new Economic Regime for Renewable Energies that, according to Protermosolar, simplifies the previous specific remuneration regime. For Protermosolar, [...]